CISF directs QRTs to patrol, check 'dark spots' in Metro
NEW DELHI: The quick reaction teams (QRTs) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), including women commandos, have been directed to increase patrols in the dark and unmanned areas of the Delhi Metro stations, a decision taken in the wake of an incident where a women was molested recently.
CISF Director General O P Singh on Friday reviewed the security of the Delhi Metro network and issued stern orders to ensure that areas, like entry and exit points of these stations and unmanned passages, which are not part of the security mandate of the force are also put under an increased surveillance by patrol teams that keep swinging between multiple stations.
"The quick reaction teams have been directed to increase their patrols and effectively check grey areas in the metro stations. The women personnel have also been asked to enhance vigil to check crime against ladies," he said.
Some areas, like entry and exit points and the passage to the stations, called unpaid areas, are not under CISF cover.